Posts for animals

Busy Bude weekend

Like thousands of others (it seemed) I was at Summerleaze beach on Sunday baking in the heat. The sea was warm – that was packed, too. I was there because family were in the south-west and wanted to try surfing, despite the waves being minimal, and the heat being excessive. […]

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Public Health England heat alert for the weekend

From Public Health England: Much of England is forecast to experience very warm weather from Saturday night through to Tuesday morning. Dr Owen Landeg, Scientific and Technical Lead at PHE, said: Much of the advice on beating the heat is common sense and for many people spells of warmer weather are […]

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The heatwave – impact in Bude

In Bude, it is a hot day, with max temperature said to be 23 degrees, according to the Met Office. Please bear in mind that dogs die in hot cars, and they burn their paws on hot ground, too (see below). Saturday’s max temperature is 27 degrees, while Sunday and […]

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Bespoke taxi link to aid Bude branch of charity

Trev’s Taxi now has cards in his cab with a QR code to take you to the Animal Free Research page, where you can find out more but also donate to the charity. If you are keen on keeping your support local to the SW, it is a bespoke donation […]

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Dog dies after falling off cliff near Bude

A distressing incident. Details from Bude Coastguard: Bude Coastguard Rescue Team members were paged at 14:27 yesterday, tasked to Warren Gutter, near Sandymouth Beach, following a report received by Falmouth Maritime Coordination Centre of a dog that had gone over the cliff in the area. Hartland Coastguard Search and Rescue […]

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Dog stolen in Cornwall reunited with owner

In a heartwarming story, a dog reported as stolen from Perranporth has been reunited with her owner safe and well. Nine-year-old Patterdale terrier Lola was unharmed and is now home after she was recovered by police in Essex. Devon and Cornwall Police launched an investigation and issued an appeal for […]

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Police update on dog theft

From Devon & Cornwall Police; Devon & Cornwall Police have appointed a dedicated dog theft lead. Chief Inspector Rob Curtis has been assigned to help tackle this rising crime. Dog theft stories circulating on social media and in the news has led to growing concern amongst owners both locally and […]

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Will you get involved in Open Farm Sunday?

On Sunday 27th June, the farming industry’s annual open day, LEAF Open Farm Sunday (LOFS) will return to celebrate its 15th event since the initiative was launched in 2006. At a time when food and farming has generated greater interest than ever before, LOFS organisers, LEAF (Linking Environment And Farming), is […]

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Up for a virtual panto?

The end of lockdown as we know it has led to new steps in the fundraising direction by Bude’s group for Animal Free Research. They include a virtual pantomime to raise money and awareness by the ever-creative residential care home Nos Nom. Penny Baxter said: “’An Excuse for a Panto’ […]

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Bude Morrisons collection for Animal Free Research

Proactive Bude fundraisers for the charity Animal Free Research UK,  along with Bude Morrisons, are teaming up to mark the inaugural World Animal Free Research Day on 27th May as part of an ‘awareness week’. While it is also a fundraiser, in the hope that local people will give generously, […]

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Police appoint dog theft lead

From Devon & Cornwall Police: Devon & Cornwall Police are paving the way in the region by appointing a dedicated dog theft lead. Chief Inspector Rob Curtis has been assigned to help tackle what is currently perceived as a rising crime. There has been an increase in demand for dogs […]

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Protect your Pooch campaign

From Neighbourhood Watch:   In response to the increased fear of pet theft, Neighbourhood Watch has launched our PROTECT YOUR POOCH campaign.  The campaign will run on social media from 17th – 30th May but those who do not use social media can support the campaign by displaying this poster in their […]

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Dog restrictions at Crooklets, Crackington and Widemouth from 15th May

From Cornwall Council: Dogs are restricted on the designated beaches listed below Please note: Blue Flag and Seaside Award beaches have longer restrictions due to the requirements of the Award status. In addition there are three protected wildlife areas that are subject to individual restrictions. Beach Dates Times Cadgwith Cove, […]

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West Country vets put out an adder alert

The Telegraph has reported that dogs are currently at risk of life-threatening adder bites as the warm weather has coaxed them out of hibernation. Apparently, 6 pet dogs in the SW have been given life-saving emergency treatment in 5 days, after being bit by adders they inadvertently distrubed. Dog walkers […]

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Arson suspected in fire at Roughtor

Cornwall Fire and Rescue resources have been in attendance from the early hours of the morning and throughout the day at a multiple-seated gorse fire covering an extremely large area of Bodmin Moor, in the Roughtor area. Crews have been using beaters and hosereel jets to check the spread of […]

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